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A baby's not the only thing in that stroller

WATCH: Dog Thieves Stash Expensive Chihuahua In Child's Stroller

Stealing and then stashing roughly $1,000 worth of merchandise in your child's stroller is risky business - especially when the merchandise isn't known to be quiet.

A man and a woman from Colorado used their child to hide the Chihuahua they swiped from a pet store by putting it into the stroller.

KUSA says after showing the child one of the teacup Chihuahuas, the man and woman quickly stowed it in the bottom of the stroller.

According to the website for Pet Ranch, where the puppy was stolen, the store is a leader in puppy sales.

Owner Renee Reese told KMGH the 2-and-a-half-month-old puppy could become hypoglycemic without proper care. And she takes moral issue with what the family did.

"When they steal a puppy, they are stealing a living creature," she said

According to Reese, the couple snatched up the puppy in about 60 seconds, which led her to speculate they're experienced at shoplifting.

Now, police are asking for help in identifying the family. Thornton police described the thieves as Hispanic. Both the man and woman are described as being between 23-28 years old. The man was average height, at least 155 pounds and was wearing a number 21 Indianapolis Colts football jersey. The woman had long black hair and was also of average height.

Reese says this isn't the first time a puppy has been stolen from Pet Ranch, but thanks to security footage, all but one thief have caught in the past.

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DONNA May 26 2014 at 8:08 AM

What a joke. This pet store is worried about the HEALTH of the puppy? If this puppy was in a pet store for sale it is MOST LIKELY a PUPPY MILL PUPPY with health issues anyway. CLOSE THE STORE DOWN.

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TEXVOODOO2 May 26 2014 at 9:55 AM

"Thornton police described the thieves as Hispanic."

And probably here illegally from Mexico.

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motoco62 May 26 2014 at 10:33 AM

Every day there is at least one crime, usually sexual assault, a hit and run or a murder committed by a Mexican in Colorado. These two certainly look like Mexicans.

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Kenneth Briggs May 26 2014 at 7:01 AM

find them and lock them up for awhile and take the kids away from them for awhile, make them pay twice for the puppy ,

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oujoou May 26 2014 at 5:33 AM

You steal a wrist watch. . . you can wear it or sell it if you get away with the crime. You steal a Chihuahua. You have to steal puppy food . . a leash . . .puppy toys. Then there's the taco bell cravings that those adorable dogs have. :( Where does it end? :(

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Madeline oujoou May 26 2014 at 11:43 AM

Absoluely. See above.

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mykecusa@netscap oujoou May 26 2014 at 8:28 PM

Not to worry, the dog will be dead in a few months. These turkeys are obviously not responsible people. I worry for the kid.

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djuro May 26 2014 at 7:43 AM

Is nothing sacred anymore? Hopefully they won't abuse the pup!

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endmill44 May 26 2014 at 8:44 AM

Its sad seing this,,If anything i wish they would have took my ex wife hell she has a face like a dog.

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Gayle May 26 2014 at 8:58 AM

There is enough immorality to go around. The pet shop owner needs to remember the old sayings "people who live in glass houses should not throw stones" and "the pot calling the kettle black."

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LA is Best May 26 2014 at 9:18 AM

Why would anyone want a hyper Chihuahua unless you're a mexican!

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Madeline LA is Best May 26 2014 at 1:04 PM

Now, if you're "L.A." you know Chihuahuas are pups of choice with the local gentry. Plenty of customers.

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Sheila May 26 2014 at 10:07 AM

When puppy theft is at an all time high, why don't these shops take precautions against this? Puppies should never be left out where they can be picked up and stolen!

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